Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 33.32
Liaison James Taylor
Submission Date Sept. 25, 2012
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STARS v1.2

University of North Florida
PAE-10: Affordability and Access Programs

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 James Taylor
Coordinator
Environmental Center
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Does the institution have policies and programs in place to make it accessible and affordable to low-income students?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s participation in federal TRIO programs:
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A brief description of the institution’s policies and programs to minimize the cost of attendance for low-income students?:

UNF participates in a variety of awards and programs such as Florida Bright Futures. UNF also participates in disbursing Federal and Institutional Grants for school tuition and housing costs. Another program that is especially prominent is "The Jacksonville Commitment," which is a partnership among colleges that awards low-income students in Duval County scholarships who meet academic criteria.


A brief description of the institution’s programs to equip the institution's faculty and staff to better serve students from low-income backgrounds:
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A brief description of the institution’s programs to prepare students from low-income backgrounds for higher education:

1. College Reach-Out Program (CROP) is a collaborative effort among the University of North Florida, the Florida Institute of Education, Florida Department of Education and Duval County Public Schools to increase the number of students from low income families who graduate from high school and are admitted to and successfully complete a post-secondary education program.

2. The Jacksonville Commitment is a partnership among the four Jacksonville colleges and universities, the Duval County Public Schools and City of Jacksonville. The program has 7 elements including Jacksonville Commitment Advisers located in public high schools, parent engagement, scholarships and college support and retention services.


A brief description of the institution's scholarships for low-income students:

1. Through the Jacksonville Commitment, UNF offers funding to cover tuition for students from low income families.

2. The University of North Florida believes that every qualified student should have access to a college education regardless of their ability to pay. One of the ways in which the University provides such assistance is through the Pathways to Success Scholarship Program. This $21 million community initiative not only provides financial assistance but also tracks and monitors each student's educational progress. This allows Pathways students to excel academically while providing leadership and service to many organizations on campus.


A brief description of the institution’s programs to guide parents of low-income students through the higher education experience:

1. Through the Jacksonville Commitment, parents will be involved and informed throughout the program and information sessions intended for parents will include (but not be limited to) financial planning, financial aid, and how to encourage children to pursue academic excellence.


A brief description of the institution’s targeted outreach to recruit students from low-income backgrounds:
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A brief description of the institution’s other admissions policies and programs:
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A brief description of the institution’s other financial aid polices or programs:
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A brief description of the institution’s other policies and programs not covered above:
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The website URL where information about programs in each of the areas listed above is available:
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